A three-month-old pup was all dressed up to meet his new owners who were supposed to pick him up for adoption. But his supposed new family did not show up and called to cancel the adoption.

“We rescued Vicente, his siblings, and his mom in Zipaquira, a town near Bogota,” Diana, a volunteer at Rescatame, told Bored Panda in an interview.

“We have an adoption process with a form and the guy who wanted to adopt him applied and passed all of our requirements. He even went to our shelter and picked Vicente out of his brothers and sisters. He supposedly would pick up Vicente for adoption on the 9th to take him home. So we did what we usually do for adoptions – we gave him a bath and prepared him for his adoption day, but the guy never arrived,” she added. “He stood him up and then called to cancel the adoption.”

Rescatame Foundation is a shelter for animals that is dedicated to finding abandoned animals and help them find a new home.

“If you want to adopt, remember that it is a commitment forever – animals are not things you can have when you feel like having a dog,” she added, noting why the adoption process is very rigorous.

Since his story became viral, hundreds of people decided to come forth and apply to be Vicente’s new family. Soon, the shelter found a perfect match!

“Thanks to all interested people – we never thought that your story would get that far. We want to tell you that Vicente has already been adopted by a beautiful family. We still have over 40 furry friends at the foundation waiting for a home.”

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